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UPCOMING PUPPY FUN HOURS FOR LITTLES:
monDAY, july 15 @ 7:00PM - CHEWING, nipping & handling - Full
Sunday, July 28 @ 10:00AM - socialization to new objects & places - 2 spots
wednesDAY, august 7 @ 6:00PM - Leash Manners - Full
thurSDAY, AUGUST 8 @ 7:00PM - CHEWING, nipping & handling

UPCOMING PUPPY FUN HOURS FOR BIGS:
Monday, July 22 @ 7:00PM - socialization to new objects & places - FULL
SUnDAY, August 11 @ 11:00AM - Leash Manners - 2 spots

UPCOMING PUPPY FUN HOURS for All Breeds :
Monday, august 26 @ 7PM - CHEWING, nipping & handling - 2 spots
sunday, september 8 @ 11:15AM - socialization to new objects & places
Thursday, September 26 @ 7:15PM - Leash Manners

Recommended age 3 months - 6 months
*Small breeds (under 20 lbs.) are welcome in our “Littles” Puppy Fun Hour
*Large breeds (over 20 lbs.) are welcome in our “Bigs” Puppy Fun Hour

**All puppies must be up to date on their vets recommended vaccination schedule for Parvo/Distemper and Rabies

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Puppy Fun Hour

This 50 minute class is designed to maximize learning and socialization during this important developmental stage for your puppy.  This curriculum is different than the Skills & Manners class!  This class covers topics specific to the puppy stage of development and each class will include some time for puppy play and meeting new people.  The classes will rotate through puppy specific topics that we will focus on, in addition to the social time included in each class and even Dog Grooming Tips and Tricks!


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 UPCOMING Class start dates

Part 1
SunDAY, july 21 - september 15 @ 9AM - 1 spots
Thursday, august 8 - september 12 @ 6PM - 2 spots
Saturday, August 10 - September 21 @ 9AM
Saturday, September 7 - October 19 @ 11AM

Part 2
Saturday, July 27 - september 14 @ 10AM - 1 SPOT
Thursday, August 8 - September 12 @ 8PM
Thursday, august 15 - september 19 @ 7PM - full
Sunday, September 8 - October 20 @ 10AM - full
Thursday, september 19 - october 24 @ 6PM - 2 spots
Thursday, October 3 - November 7 @ 7PM

 


 

Skills & Manners - Part 1 & 2

This class is for ALL ages, from puppy to senior.  

If you dog has some skills, but isn’t very reliable with distractions, or if your dog is brand new to training, start or re-start here.  This program is like no other program.  You get our entire foundation obedience program and the skills to have a well-mannered dog all in this 12 week program!  Our Skills & Manners Program is conveniently split into two 6 week sets, Part 1 and Part 2, to allow you to break up the schedule and complete it at a pace that works for you.  In each 6 week set we will meet once a week for 50 minutes.

 In this program we teach the following 14 commands:

  • 7 Obedience Commands - sit, down, stand, come, loose leash, heel, distance commands

  • 7 Behaviour Commands - focus, leave it, out, place (bed/mat), settle, quiet, touch/target

What are some things you can expect from this class?

  • All 12 classes are with the dogs and your orientation comes via video to watch at home, so we get right to work in the first class to get the best results from your dog!

  • Learn how to get your dog to focus on you instead of the environment!  No more Captain Distraction!

  • Learn how to teach your dog to leave your valued objects alone and only chew or play with toys that are meant for your dog.

  • Learn how to teach your dog not to jump up to great you or other people. 

  • Learn how to get your dog to LOVE returning to you when you say "Come!"

  • Learn how to enjoy walks with an introduction to loose leash manners.

  • Learn how to manage your dog's hyperactivity without adding more time exercising your dog to your already busy schedule, so you can relax and enjoy your dog more at home.  

  • Learn how to get consistent and reliable response from your dog, even around distractions.  

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UPCOMING CLASS START DATE(S)            

GATES PARK
Monday, July 29 @ 7:30PM - 1 spot

MUNDY PARK

monday, august 12 @ 7:30PM

LIONS PARK
monday, september 09 @ 6:00PM

TOWN CENTRE / LAFARGE LAKE
Monday, september 30 @ 7:30PM

 

Good Dogs in the City

Who should take this class? 

If your dog listens great at home, but acts like you haven’t taught them anything when there are other people, dogs or distractions around, then this is the class for you!  Join us for Good Dogs in the City - Training for real life!

This drop in style class is the next step for graduates of Skills & Manners - Part 1 or 2 or those who have equivalent handling skills and are ready to work with your dog in real life scenarios around all kinds of distractions.  Classes will be held at different locations and use exercises and games to practice and advance your training each week.  Drop in to all of them or just one or two.  Classes will rotate through 4 different locations, so if you miss a location or topic, you can always jump in the next time it is offered.

Topics that we cover in this class:

  • Manners training around other people and dogs

  • Pay attention to you around distractions

  • Stay with distractions

  • Come command around distractions

  • Leash manners

  • Socialization to new sounds, objects and places

  • Continuing your skills to Intermediate - Advanced level obedience.

Details:

Pre-requisite: Skills & Manners - Part 2, private lesson or assessment.  Register in advance, as space is limited.  No reactive dogs please.  If you are experiencing reactivity, contact us to tell us about your dog and we'll provide you with program options based on your goals. 

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